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Patrol info for U-506

Date lookup for 15 Sep 1942


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jul 1942Lorient7 Nov 1942Lorient103 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Erich W├╝rdemann
1WO

Oblt. Friedrich Wittenberg
1WO

Oblt. Fritz Schneewind

U-506's position on 15 Sep 1942

Ships hit by U-506 on this date

General Events during this patrol

1942

15 Sep 1942. U-506 (together with U-156 and U-507 and the Italian submarine Cappellini) took part in the rescue operations after the sinking of Laconia in September 1942 off Africa. About 1,500 men were saved by these boats and by French ships from Dakar (which arrived on 16 Sept, four days after the sinking).

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